Monday, April 19, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Can octogenarians solve crimes? These four want to. In this laugh out loud tale, a group of retirement home dwellers has the wonderful opportunity to solve a murder! What fun! I listened to the audio version of this book and it was delightful. I highly recommend it.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Sunday, July 26, 2020
I read this book in two days and one evening. I could not put it down. I had not really ever been interested in the JFK story, despite having grown up in the Dallas area for most of my life. However, just a few years ago, I learned that my grandma had dated Jack Ruby. That piqued my interest in the event. In this story, Jake finds that there is a way to travel through time and he is commissioned to go to 1963 and stop Oswald from killing Kennedy, but it will take some time and planning since the portal in time only leads to 1958 and time doesn't like to be changed. During that time, Jake, who changes his name to George, becomes a part of the past, but will he be able to change it? Totally fantastic book. Next, I plan to watch the TV series that is based on the book.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
This book is like a very long description
of an acid trip.
Bees and honey
and swords and honey
and keys and honey
and owls and honey
and a bunny who is a girl who is a bunny
and cats and books and stories
and a starless sea
and a harbor
and Max of the wild things
and video games
and I think, it is most likely, that
the owls are not what they seem
although that is another story.
Many stories in one story.
A mysterious underground
"It doesn't feel real, but it does feel familiar."
A very long, sticky story of fantasy and mystery and honey.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
I read this book during the Covid 19 pandemic and while it has a lot of science fiction elements in it, the political and cultural and religious elements are eerily close to what we see playing out right now. In this book, the main character's younger sister is the first of the "walkers", a growing group of people who are strangely sleepwalking across the country. The CDC joins the group trying to determine the cause of the strange phenomenon, but some of the CDC members are later called away to deal with a pandemic which some people believe is caused by the walkers. As the pandemic progresses, we see conspiracy theories, right wing militia groups, religious zealots and mass anarchy. It is a kind of creepy book to read during a pandemic.